The early kick off on Saturday could play a crucial part in deciding which teams finish in the top four, Sunderland away is by far the toughest game in Spurs’ run in on paper and Martin O’Neill will be hoping to cause yet another upset in a so far highly promising start to his Sunderland managerial career. What do the ValueChecker wikis make of this game?
The Sunderland ValueChecker wikis show that it is well worth having an in running bet depending on who scores first in this match on Saturday. Sunderland have a very strong home record but if they concede the first goal here they look well worth laying in running. Coming back from a half time deficit is never easy but Sunderland are amongst the worst at it, in the 10/11 Premiership season Sunderland were losing only 8 games at half time which isn’t bad but what is bad is that they only managed to salvage 1 point from those games, going on to lose the other 7. The season before Sunderland were in a losing position 13 times at half time and they picked up just 2 points from those 13 games, losing the other 11 matches that they didn’t get draws in.
It has been no surprise to see Tottenham improve recently with Rafael Van Der Vaart back to full fitness as he has been an extremely important player for them since signing last season, not just in the last two Premiership games at White Hart Lane where he has scored two goals. The Spurs ValueChecker wikis show that Rafael Van Der Vaart not only has a great eye for a goal in open play but also takes free kicks and penalties for Spurs so he could be a man to follow in the goalscorer markets on Saturday.
The amount of goals Sunderland might score in this game could be predicted from the Spurs ValueChecker wikis ahead of this match. Tottenham have often been thought of as an inconsistent side but they have become more reliable in recent years, especially when it comes to how many goals they are conceding. In the 10/11 Premiership season they conceded precisely 1 goal in 19 matches which is half of their league games whilst the season before it was 16 games where Tottenham conceded exactly 1 goal. In both of those seasons no other side conceded exactly 1 goal on more occasions and with Sunderland perhaps just as concerned with defending as they will be attacking in this match it looks most likely that Sunderland will score exactly one goal. That can be a bet in itself but can also help to reduce the options for correct score betting.
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